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Adam Schiff Will Advance in California Senate Race
Steve Garvey
to November
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Baseball's Steve Garvey Advances to November

Republican will face Adam Schiff in Senate race in deep-blue California

(Newser) - Republican Steve Garvey and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff emerged from a crowded field of contenders in California to advance to a November election to fill the Senate seat held for three decades by the late Dianne Feinstein, the AP reports. The former baseball MVP who played for the Los Angeles...

Race to Fill Feinstein's Seat Is One to Watch
Baseball Star
May Defeat 2
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Baseball Star May Defeat 2 Prominent Progressives

GOP's Steve Garvey has decent chance of moving on to general election in California's Senate primary

(Newser) - The biggest nonpresidential contest on the Super Tuesday ballot is the race to fill the Senate seat of the late Dianne Feinstein in California. The big twist in the deep-blue state is that Republican Steve Garvey has shaken up the race and is in decent position to advance to the...

California's Newest Senator Makes Her Decision on 2024

Laphonza Butler won't seek election to a full term next year

(Newser) - Newly appointed California Democratic Sen. Laphonza Butler announced Thursday she will not seek election to a full term in 2024, avoiding what would have been a costly and bruising race for the seat held for three decades by the late Dianne Feinstein, the AP reports. Butler—who was named earlier...

San Francisco Mourners Recall Feinstein as Fearless, a Lioness

Mourners call the late senator fearless and a champion of the rights of others

(Newser) - Mourners streamed into San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday to pay their respects to the late US Sen. Dianne Feinstein, honoring her as fearless, smart, and the glue who kept the city together after two political assassinations that catapulted her into the mayor's office and the national spotlight. "...

She's Expected to Be a Senator in 2 Days
Laphonza Butler Is
America's Newest Senator

Laphonza Butler Is America's Newest Senator

Third Black woman to serve in Senate was sworn in by the second

(Newser) - America's newest senator, Democratic Sen. Laphonza Butler, was sworn in to replace the late Sen. Barbara Feinstein on Tuesday, making history in more ways than one. Butler, president of the Emily's List fundraising group, is the third Black woman to serve in the Senate and she was sworn...

Newsom Under Pressure to Replace Feinstein Fast

California governor has said he will choose Black woman for 'caretaker' role

(Newser) - The Senate is no longer split 50/50, so the death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein won't temporarily return Republicans to the majority, but California Gov. Gavin Newsom is still under pressure to find a replacement fast. There are now 47 Democratic senators, plus three independents who caucus with them, and...

One Line Explained Feinstein's Role in Gay Rights

She 'doesn't care who you sleep with, as long as you're in bed by 11 o'clock," a gay ally once said

(Newser) - Dianne Feinstein, who has died at the age of 90 , is being hailed as a trailblazer for women. She was, after all, the first female mayor of San Francisco before moving on to the US Senate, notes ABC News . But as Politico notes in a story headlined "The Dianne...

Dianne Feinstein Is Dead at 90
Dianne Feinstein
Is Dead at 90

Dianne Feinstein Is Dead at 90

Longtime Democratic senator had been in failing health

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a centrist Democrat who was elected to the Senate in 1992 in the "Year of the Woman" and broke gender barriers throughout her long career in local and national politics, has died at age 90, report the AP and the New York Times . Feinstein,...

Lawsuit: Feinstein Is Victim of 'Financial Elder Abuse'

Suit was filed by daughter on behalf of 90-year-old senator

(Newser) - As the senior senator for California, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is one of the most powerful women in the US—but the 90-year-old is also a victim of "financial elder abuse," according to a lawsuit filed by daughter Katherine Feinsten. The suit filed by the Democratic senator's daughter,...

Feinstein Falls, Recovering at Home
Feinstein Takes
a 'Minor Fall'

Feinstein Takes a 'Minor Fall'

Senate's oldest member visited hospital, is recovering at home

(Newser) - The hits—or really, the falls and senior moments—just keep coming for a couple of the United States Senate's most venerable and aged members, Dianne Feinstein and Mitch McConnell , both of whom are facing calls from members of their own parties to step down. As CBS News reports,...

Daughter Has Power of Attorney Over Congress' Oldest Member

Questions arise at revelation over control of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein's legal affairs

(Newser) - Dianne Feinstein turned 90 last month, but the Democratic senator is still punching in for duty on Capitol Hill, despite not-so-subtle whispers about her cognitive abilities and overall health . Now, a new revelation has emerged via the New York Times , which reports that Feinstein's only child, 66-year-old daughter Katherine...

Colleague Prompts a Confused Feinstein

Senator started to give a speech in a hearing when she'd been called on to vote

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein became confused during a committee hearing on Thursday and had to be told to cast a vote by another senator. California's senior senator, who returned to the Capitol in May after missing more than two months with health issues , tried to give a speech during an...

Should Feinstein Resign? The Public (and Hillary) Weigh In
Big Name Pops
Up as Possible

Big Name Pops Up as Possible Feinstein Replacement

'Floated in California circle' as debate continues on whether 89-year-old senator should resign: Oprah

(Newser) - From a recent "concerning" exchange with a journalist, to the odd revelation that Nancy Pelosi's daughter is serving as her aide, Sen. Dianne Feinstein continues to spur questions on whether she should step down after a debilitating bout of shingles and related conditions . One person on the side...

Feinstein's Health Issues Went Beyond Shingles

Senator endured encephalitis and facial paralysis but won't talk about resigning

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein's return to Capitol Hill after more than two months has not put a stop to questions about whether she's healthy enough to continue in office—they've only increased as the California Democrat struggles to perform her duties. The extent of Feinstein's battle with...

A Key Feinstein Helper: Nancy Pelosi's Daughter

Some see a political strategy behind it

(Newser) - After 89-year-old Dianne Feinstein returned to the Senate earlier this month, the San Francisco Chronicle was the first to note that Nancy Pelosi's oldest daughter has been a regular presence by her side. Feinstein and Pelosi are longtime friends, and the appearance of Nancy Corinne Prowda, Pelosi's daughter,...

Dianne Feinstein Has 'Concerning' Exchange With Journo

Senator insists she hasn't 'been gone' from Congress

(Newser) - In an exchange being called "bizarre" and "concerning," Dianne Feinstein appeared to insist she'd never actually been absent from the Senate, though the senator was away from Washington, DC, for months while recovering from shingles. Slate reporter Jim Newell says that as Feinstein exited an elevator...

Feinstein Returns to Senate, Plans to Keep Lighter Schedule

Democrat cast her first vote since February

(Newser) - For the first time since Feb. 16, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein cast a vote in the Senate. Feinstein, who has been absent because of health issues, returned to the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, greeted at her car outside by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, NBC News reports. She did not...

Feinstein Is Returning to Washington

89-year-old's monthslong absence led to calls for resignation

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein is returning to Washington after a long absence that led to increasingly strong calls for her resignation in recent weeks. At 89, the California Democrat is the oldest senator. She was hospitalized with shingles in February and has been absent for more than two months. Her office...

NYT Editorial Board Has 'Painful' Words for Feinstein

Board suggests she resign, urges Schumer to act if she doesn't

(Newser) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein says she will return to the Senate. The editorial board of the New York Times suggests she reconsider. And if the 89-year-old doesn't reconsider, the editorial board urges Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to increase pressure on her to step down. The editors laud Feinstein's legacy...

Feinstein Says She'll Be Back in Congress, Doesn't Say When

There have been calls for senator to resign amid extended medical absence

(Newser) - There have been calls for Dianne Feinstein to resign amid the 89-year-old senator's extended medical absence from Congress, but she doesn't seem to have any interest in heeding them. Feinstein, who is recovering from shingles , released a statement Thursday in response to complaints that her absence is making...

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